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  •  It's not entirely a question of "fact" (1+ / 0-)
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    Zoltan

    It's a question of unsupported assertion. Why should we accept Factcheck's claim that McCain was referring simply to Riegel-Neal? There's nothing in the article to suggest as much.
      And who insulted Factcheck?

    •  In rebuttal (2+ / 0-)
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      VClib, Otteray Scribe

      They will argue that they have provided reasonable 'support' to sustain their assertion. You have to prove them wrong to make your case. I still think factcheck is right. Unfortunately.

      And as for insulting factcheck, my only point was to be polite about telling them they're wrong. Mostly because they do a good job. And if you're right, and you contact them politely, I believe they'll listen and update their content. But if you insult them and go on the attack, they'll tell you to fuck off. Even if you're right. And who could blame them? That's how people behave.

      "This is the twenty-first century. Nations don't just go invading other countries." --John McCain, said without a hint of irony.

      by maynard on Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 07:42:53 PM PDT

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      •  and again... (0+ / 0-)

        You are insisting on "support" in a case where there is no support to be had. It's simply a case of Factcheck taking Holtz-Eakin at his word that McCain's meaning was confined and specified in a way that the article does not "support."  There is no reason not to infer from McCain's record that he did not "support" the full range of federal preemption of state banking laws that has occurred "over the last ten years."

    •  I was looking (0+ / 0-)

      at the list of recent checks they have done and it seemed to me that they are leaning somewhat to McCain.  There were more lies on Obama's side and I don't believe that.  They aren't keeping up with the multiple lies McCain is putting out daily.

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